Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Appointing of the Redeemer and His Gracious Condescension

Thanksgiving 4.12 | NIV

For the appointing of the Redeemer and God’s gracious condescension to deal with men upon new terms, receding from the demands of the broken covenant of innocency.

I bless you that when sacrifice and offering you did not desire, and in them you were not pleased, that then the eternal Son of God said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will, O God, and a body you have prepared for me.” Hebrews 10:5-7(NIV) And that, as it is written about him in the scroll, he desired to do your will, O God; your law was within his heart. Psalm 40:7-8(NIV)

You have bestowed strength on a warrior, a young man from among the people. You have found David your servant; with your sacred oil you have anointed him: Psalm 89:19-20(NIV) You have set him above his companions by anointing him with the oil of joy, Psalm 45:7(NIV) and promised that your hand would sustain him and your arm would strengthen him, Psalm 89:21(NIV) and that you would appoint him your firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth. Psalm 89:27(NIV)

I bless you that the Father now judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son; John 5:22(NIV) that as he has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself, and has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man; John 5:26-27(NIV) that the Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands; John 3:35(NIV) and that the counsel of peace is between them both. Zechariah 6:13(KJV)

That he is your servant, whom you uphold, your chosen one in whom you delight, Isaiah 42:1(NIV) your Son, whom you love, with him you are well pleased; Matthew 17:5(NIV) that you have made him to be a covenant for the people; Isaiah 49:8(NIV) and that through him your people are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14(NIV)

That God so loved the world as to give his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16(NIV)

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